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Ole Miss Recruits


Alright Rebel fans, National Signing Day has officially ended and the Rebels came out with as much as could be expected in this rebuilding year.  We didn’t have any jump out names or players we’ve been wanting for months on end, but we did come out with some talented players and a few steals.  The important thing to remember is that this is a rebuilding year and under the circumstances Head Coach Hugh Freeze did a fantastic job in recruiting this year.  Our team should look decent this year and with a few more years, we should be back to our glory days.

The Rebels snatched up 12 recruits in yesterday’s signing day to go along with the four new Rebels already enrolled here at the University.  Here is a list of new recruits and a bio about what they will bring to Ole Miss as we look to move forward and get back into the postseason of college football.

2012 Recruiting Class:

John Youngblood (DL)

-Trussville, Alabama

-6 Foot 5 Inches

-230 Pounds

Senior Year

-131 Tackles

-6 Sacks

-15 Tackles For Loss

-2 Forced Fumbles

Temario Strong (DL)

-Batesville, Mississippi

-6 Foot 1 Inch

-210 Pounds

-No. 29 In State Player (ESPN.Com)

-No. 17 In State Player (

-No. 107 Defensive Tackle In Nation (

-2 Time Selection to Clarion-Ledger All State Team

-Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen/Top 40 List

Senior Year

-60 Tackles

-4 Sacks

-4 Fumble Recoveries

-2 Forced Fumbles

Isacc Gross (DL)

-Batesville, Mississippi

-6 Foot 3 Inches

-270 Pounds

-Under Armour All-American Selection

-No. 5 on Clarion Ledger Top Ten Most Wanted List

-Mississippi Press Fantastic 15 Selection

-No. 25 DT in Nation ( and

-No. 5 In State Player (

-Won State Title His Junior Year

Quintavius Burdette (ATH)

-Senatobia, Mississippi

-5 Foot 10 Inches

-180 Pounds

-No. 90 Running Back in Nation (

-Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game Participant

-Can Play RB/QB/DB

Mike Hilton (ATH)

-Fayetteville, Georgia

-5 Foot 9 Inches

-175 Pounds

-9 Interceptions His Junior Year

-No. 71 Player in Georgia (

-No. 78 Running Back in Nation (

Kenno Loyal (RB)

-Decatur, Georgia

-5 Foot 10 Inches

-234 Pounds

-No. 3 Fullback in Nation (

-No. 17 Running Back in Nation (

-No. 66 Running Back in Nation (

-4 Star Player (

I’Tavius Mathers (RB)

-Murfreesboro, Tennessee

-6 Foot 0 Inches

-195 Pounds

-Tennessean’s Player of the Year (Junior/Senior Year)

-Named to Tennessean’s Dream Team (2011)

-District and County MVP (2011)

-No. 7 Player in Tennessee (

-No. 20 Running Back in Nation (

-No. 35 Running Back in Nation (

-No. 42 Running Back in Nation (

-2,253 Yards and 27 Touchdowns (Senior Year)

Jaylen Walton (RB)

-Memphis, Tennessee

-5 Foot 8 Inches

-164 Pounds

-No. 12 Player in Tennessee (

-No. 8 Running Back in Nation (

-No 56 Running Back in Nation (

-Memphis All-Star Classic Participant

-The Commercial Appeal Class 5A Player of the Year

-2,584 Yards and 33 Touchdowns (Senior Year)

Cody Core (WR)

-Auburn, Alabama

-6 Foot 3 Inches

-173 Pounds

-610 Receiving Yards and 8 Touchdowns (Senior Year)

-139 Rushing Yards and 2 Touchdowns (Senior Year)

-31 Tackles and 3 Interceptions (Senior Year)

-Mississippi Alabama All-Star Game Participant (2011)

Robert Conyers (OL)

-Miami, Florida

-6 Foot 5 Inches

-277 Pounds

-No. 62 OT in Nation (

-No 69 OT in Nation (

-Nike South Florida All-Star Game Participant (2011)

Ben Still (OL)

-Memphis, Tennessee

-6 Foot 4 Inches

-295 Pounds

-No. 64 OG in Nation (

-No. 95 OL in Nation (

-Memphis All-Star Classic Participant

Trae Elston (DB)

-Oxford, Alabama

-6 Foot 0 Inches

-183 Pounds

-Under Armour All-American Selection

-Mississippi Alabama All-Star Game Participant

-No. 10 Safety in Nation (

-No. 28 Safety in Nation (

-No. 68 CB in Nation (

-94 Tackles and 8 Interceptions (Senior Year)

-656 Receiving Yards and 8 Touchdowns (Senior Year)

Well here they are Rebel fans, the newest Rebels.  It should be an exciting new year for football season as Freeze will bring his fast paced spread offense, and we will hopefully see many improvements with last season’s bunch.  Hotty Toddy.